Hands Across the Sea - Mary Ann Preece 1851 ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Pre Order Available. Estimated Ship Date: Early Feb

Mary Ann Preece, 1851 is a pretty english sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads of linen and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

Kit Options 

Choice of purchasing thread only, Printed Chart only or as full kit with linen.

Full Kit option:

Includes linen + 21 spools of Soie 1003  thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping  (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Corn Tassel - 18" x 17.5"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Fuller's Teazel - 18 " x 17.5"
  • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Foxtail Millet - 18" x 17.5"
  • 53/63 ct  Fat Eighth - Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"

12 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:

  • SMS 039 ~ Apricot ~ md
  • SMS 072 ~ Turquoise
  • SMS 152 ~ Moss green
  • SMS 223 ~ Mauve ~ md
  • SMS 274 ~ Khaki green ~ dk
  • SMS 307 ~ Dusty rose ~ dk
  • SMS 313 ~ Navy blue ~ md
  • SMS 494 ~ Salmon ~ md
  • SMS 621 ~ Grey green ~ lt
  • SMS 681 ~ Christmas red
  • SMS 702 ~ Brown ~ lt
  • SMS Noir ~ Black

    ***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales. 

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Working from a palette of 12 colours, Mary Ann stitched a very pretty sampler with wool on loosely woven linen of approximately 26ct. The young girl had a good eye for composition and colour. A meandering border heavily laden with red strawberries surrounds some very pretty motifs. Mary Ann’s chosen sentiment whilst short has great impact, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). It takes centre stage and is worked in a delicate grey green.

    We particularly liked the way she arranged the layout of the alphabet using all 26 letters that make up the modern English alphabet today. English is often considered one of the more difficult languages to master due to the incredible amount of inconsistencies in the language. It is not surprising that the development of the modern English alphabet involved several languages, hundreds of years, and a variety of conquerors, missionaries, and scholars. Its history is fascinating and the development of each letter of the alphabet has its own story."